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Philosophy Resource Persons

Students who want to report any form of harassment or other related issues, such as an instance of bias, are encouraged to do so. They should feel free to approach any member of the faculty but the following officials have agreed to serve as resource persons for any such reports. The resource persons for undergraduates are Christopher Moore, the Undergraduate Officer (, and Amy Allen, the Head of Department ( The resource person for graduate students and faculty is Amy Allen. The following members of neighboring departments have also agreed to be designated officers for problems relating to the philosophy department: Cynthia A. Young, Head of African American Studies (, and Melissa Wright, Head of Women Studies ( You are welcome to contact any of these resource people should you have a question relating to any form of harassment or would like to receive additional information.

Diversity Resources and Support Services

Penn State College of Liberal Arts Values Statement

The College of the Liberal Arts is dedicated to free and critical inquiry into the human condition in all of its social, cultural, and historical diversity.  We are committed to maintaining a fearless and inclusive environment that supports an open and respectful exchange of ideas in the classroom, on campus, and on line. To that end, we do not tolerate threats, intimidation, harassment, vandalism, and violence directed at anyone in our community, no matter their race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, immigration status, socioeconomic status, political convictions, or disability. And, we support the work of all our departments and programs, including those focusing on the experiences of underrepresented groups.

College Diversity Resources and Statement

University Diversity Resources and Statement


Pluralist Guide to Philosophy